MGT216 Final - 24 questions - Sample 1
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1) Which of the following is the art of solving difficult problems, cases, or deliberations through the careful application of moral principles? A. Metaethics B. Casuistry C. Special effects D. Normative ethics 2) Ethical behavior is defined as A. Metaethics B. principles, norms, and standards agreed upon by society C. a set of moral principles or values that guide an individual D. rules of behavior set by the federal government 3) Which of the following describes normative ethics? A. It analyzes hidden presuppositions and brings them to light for critical scrutiny. B. It consists of studying and describing the morality of a people, culture, or society. C. It attempts to justify the basic principle of morality. D. It compares and contrasts different ethical systems, codes, practices, and beliefs. 4) Which of the following are the correct steps and order of steps in the ethical decision making process? A. moral awareness, moral behavior, and moral cognition B. moral awareness, moral judgment, and moral behavior C. moral judgment, moral awareness, and moral behavior D. moral awareness, moral cognition, and moral behavior 5) All of the following statements are true EXCEPT A. Interest in business ethics began in the 1960s as researchers surveyed managers’ attitudes toward business ethics. B. The majority of companies now offer ethics training. C. The proliferation of unethical behavior is a problem primarily in American business organizations. D. When entering a new job, most students believe they need to check their ethics at the door. 6) Business ethics is typically which of the following? A. Metaethics B. Special effects C. Casuistry D. Normative ethics 7) Weak organizational cultures are A. undesirable because they lead to weak organizations B. desirable if an organization has many subcultures C. desirable if an organization wants behavioral consistency D. desirable if an organization wants diversity of thought and action 8) According to the Executive Ethical Leadership Reputation Matrix, which type of leader is an executive characterized as a weak moral person and a strong moral manager? A. Hypocritical leader B. Unethical leader C. Ethically neutral leader D. Ethical leader 9) Why did the U.S. Sentencing Commission begin to focus on the ethical culture of the organization in 2004? A. Prior to 2004, researchers did not have a definition of ethical culture. B. Researchers had just recently introduced the idea of an ethical culture in 2002. C. Prior to the change, organizations used formal programs as window dressing. D. More and more consultants were discussing ethical culture in their programs. 10) The SarbanesOxley Act of 2002 attempts to do which of the following? A. Creates a federal office for whistleblowers to report to B. Provides protection for corporations with whistleblowers C. Provides some protection for whistleblowers D. Makes whistleblowing illegal 11) Which of the following conditions is necessary for whistleblowing to be morally obligatory? A. The employee has reported the serious threat to his or her immediate supervisor. B. The employee has exhausted the internal procedures and possibilities within the firm, maybe even to the board of directors. C. The firm will do serious and considerable harm to employees or to the public. D. The whistleblower has documented evidence that would convince a reasonable, impartial observer that one’s view of the situation is correct, and that the company’s product poses a serious danger to the public. 12) Which of the following conditions is necessary for whistleblowing to be morally permissible, but not morally obligatory? A. The whistleblower has reason to believe that he or she will be seen as failing to be loyal to the company. B. The employee has reported the serious threat to his or her immediate supervisor. C. The employee has good reason to believe that by going public, the necessary changes will be brought about. D. The whistleblower has documented evidence that would convince a reasonable, impartial observer that one’s view of the situation is correct, and that the company’s product poses a serious danger to the public. 13) Which of the following is a good definition of the virtues from the perspective of a virtue ethicist? A. The virtues are skills of excellence in the art of living in society with others. B. The virtues are skills of discerning the rules and obeying them. C. The virtues are characterized by the habit of going along with the majority. D. The virtues are characterized by emphasizing the ends over the means. 14) Which of the following is the highest virtue, for Aristotle? A. Generosity B. Courage C. Wisdom D. Justice 15) Which of the following would be the conclusion a virtue ethicist might make of one who reacts to strong temptation by frequently giving in to it? A. The person has a weak character. B. The person has an immoral character. C. The person has an excellent character. D. The person has a strong character. 16) Which of the following is one of the moral responsibilities of management? A. Management is responsible to the shareholders. B. Management is responsible to the workers. C. Management is responsible to the board. D. Management is responsible to maximize profits. 17) Which of the following is the general obligation derived from the system of free enterprise that holds that parties must be able to count on the actions of other agents with whom they interact? A. The obligation to live up to the contracts into which one enters freely B. The obligation not to undermine the freedom and values of the system C. The obligation to be fair in the transactions in which it engages D. The obligation to do no harm 18) Which of the following is the general obligation derived from the system of free enterprise that is sometimes called the moral minimum? A. The obligation to live up to the contracts into which one enters freely B. The obligation not to undermine the freedom and values of the system C. The obligation to be fair in the transactions in which it engages D. The obligation to do no harm 19) In an example of failing to protect its employees, which company knew asbestos caused cancer as early as 1930, but lied to its employees and used several tactics to coverup the product’s effects? A. McWane, Inc. B. A.H. Robbins C. Johnson & Johnson D. Manville Corporation 20) In a 2002 poll, which profession ranked last on the who do you trust scale? A. Accountants B. Politicians C. Lawyers D. Chief executive officers 21) Despite a terrible disaster, which company demonstrated its ability to act swiftly and compassionately for multiple shareholder groups affected by the chemical leak? A. Manville Corporation B. Union Carbide C. Merck D. Exxon 22) All of the following statements are true EXCEPT A. Individuals will interpret their experiences in a new culture in terms of that new culture. B. Culture is used to interpret the world. C. Culture can be defined as collective mental programming. D. Culture represents different patterns of believing. 23) When dealing with an individual from a different culture, which of the following is true? A. Negotiators generally do not adapt their negotiation behavior to that of the negotiation partner. B. Canadian and Japanese negotiators are the least flexible to their negotiation partner’s behavior. C. Negotiators generally adapt their negotiation behavior to that of the negotiation partner. D. American negotiators are the most flexible to their negotiation partner’s behavior. 24) Which of the following is legal according to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) passed in 1977? A. Kickbacks to win overseas contracts B. Bribes to political parties C. Payments to highranking government officials D. Grease payments to lowerlevel government officials
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